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Television’s new ‘Supernanny’ visits gay family

Lesbian couple of Super Nanny

It's no secret, at least among my closest friends, that I like really horrible television.

I'll dish about how soulless "American Idol" and "X Factor" are. I can't watch "Glee" because the auto-tune makes my ears bleed. I'll never sit down for an episode of "Dancing with the Stars" or "The Bachelor." But a "Dance Moms" re-run? "Bad Girls Club" marathon? Definitely.

Every so often, one of my favorite horrific guilty pleasures yields something remarkable — something worth watching.

One of my all-time favorites is "Supernanny." You might be familiar with English nanny Jo Frost and her infamously successful naughty chair, but the show has now been reincarnated as "America's Supernanny" with new nanny Deborah Tillman.

She's very sassy.

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Atlanta’s “Top Designer” takes on a new challenge, and helps you spruce up your home

Atlanta's Big Daddy of design Kerry Howard

Atlanta’s “Big Daddy” of design is bursting out of the local scene and returning to television as part of a new design show on HGTV.

Kerry “Big Daddy” Howard first came to the attention of the design world in 2008 as part of the second season of Bravo’s short-lived “Top Design” competition reality show. At the time he was living in Cumming, Ga., and struggling to establish his company. He survived in part by doing small budget jobs, often acting as the “gay best friend” for women redecorating their homes. But things have changed.

“We have come a long way,” Howard says with a smile.

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From Chaz to ‘Glee’ to ‘Modern Family,’ fall TV packed with LGBT

While gay and lesbian characters are increasingly visible on TV, the biggest news of upcoming fall fare is the rare addition of a transgender person — a household name, to boot — on one of the most mainstream programs of them all.

Chaz Bono competes in the new season of “Dancing With the Stars,” airing Mondays and Tuesdays starting Sept. 19 on ABC. Bono was known to millions as Chastity before undergoing surgery to become a man.

Matt Kane, associate director of entertainment media for the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation, says the inclusion of Bono is a tremendous step forward, especially since there tend to be few transgender characters on the tube.

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Lesbian sex gets the K-Y treatment

Well, well, well.

We've all been seeing those cute K-Y Brand Intense commercials with a man and a woman together sitting on a bed proclaiming how the lubricant makes the Big O so much more, ah, intense.

Now K-Y is going after a demographic that will definitely enjoy the attention.

A new ad featured on Shewired.com shows two women — actual lesbians, or actors portraying lesbians — talking about what makes their relationship work.

Communication, says one.

And this new K-Y Intense, the other says.

Absolutely.